Van Buren's Gracie Carter and Cedarville's Austin Cluck sign Letters of Intent
A pair of Crawford County athletes signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to continue their careers at the collegiate level.
High School: Van Buren
College: Harding University
Stats: Carter won the triple jump at the Meet of Champs. At the Class 5A state meet, she was third in the triple jump and seventh in the 100-meter hurdles. She won the 100-meter dash and the long jump at the 5A West meet and was second in the triple jump.
Coach Hays Lemley: "Gracie is a great kid with a great attitude. She will continue to be successful on the track and in life because she works hard and treats people well."
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High School: Cedarville
College: Williams Baptist
Stats: Cluck averaged 15.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. The senior guard shot 45.3% from 3-point distance and made 91.3% of his free throws. Cluck is also one of four valedictorians at Cedarville High School.
Coach Frank Cluck: "What most people didn't see is him coming to the gym at 6:30 a.m. to shoot 3-pointers. Putting out that extra effort and being a good human being gave him this opportunity."
Austin Cluck: "Williams Baptist seems like a good place for me to grow in my faith and as a person, with some basketball on the side. I really like the culture of the team, and it was like being home."